Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KAN-ən  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From an English surname, which was derived from Middle English canon, referring to a church official or servant who worked in a clergy house. This name may also be used in reference to the vocabulary word for the large gun, derived from Italian cannone "large tube", from Latin canna "cane, reed".

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Entry added December 7, 2022